I got my new Bella Solids Color Card in the mail over the weekend and I realized that many of you may not even know that such a thing exists.
My LQS carries Moda Bella solids, which I prefer to Kona cotton. I think they are a smoother, tighter weave. Moda released a ton of new colors in 2012 and my 2011 color card was not keeping up. This one has 208 colors!
Why do I need a color card? I use solids a lot for linings and backings. They are less expensive than prints, but I think the main reason is that I tend to not buy a main print and lining/backing and by the time I get around to using my fabric, the line is sold out. I’m terrible at mixing and matching, so I’m not brave enough to print a coordinating print from a different line. That’s why solids help me out a lot. But, my LQS only carries the few dozen colors that match the lines they have in the shop at the time. Fat Quarter Shop has all of them. This is so much easier than trying to guess based on the color on the computer screen. Plus, I don’t want to wait for my package to arrive only to find out that I guessed wrong.
Can you tell which group of colors I like best? :D
If you use solids a lot, this will make your life much easier. They are on sale 20% off at Fat Quarter Shop (so are all Bella solids – I recommend Hyacinth and Berrylicious!) through the end of February! So the color cards are only $23.99 and yardage is $5.59 a yard! Go stock up now!